Producer Hopes To ‘convert’ Houston’s Final Film Into A Musical

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February 17, 2012 | 3:56am EST

Whitney Houston’s final film will hit the stage as a major new musical if producer Howard Rosenman gets his way.
The tragic superstar completed her work on Sparkle just weeks before her death on Saturday and already movie executives are planning a Broadway run in New York.

The movie musical, which features Houston with Jordin Sparks and Cee Lo Green, is scheduled for a summer release and it could be onstage next year.

Rosenman tells Forbes magazine he hopes to “convert” Sparkle into a Broadway production once the movie’s initial run is over.

He is convinced the film will be a huge hit and Houston will wow critics and movie fans alike: “People will be blown away by Whitney. She sings gospel, and she’s phenomenal.”

Former American Idol champion Sparks plays the title character in the movie with Houston as her onscreen mother.